Game of Thrones' showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff have signed a major new deal with Netflix to produce both movies and TV shows. As a result, the move has killed off the next series they were planning for HBO, Confederate, which had been a source of controversy when it was first announced.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Weiss and Benioff's deal with the streaming giant is worth a whopping $200 million and ensures that the pair will bring multiple films and TV shows to the streaming giant. This is on top of their upcoming Star Wars films, too.
This is undoubtedly good news for the duo, but it means that their next announced project at HBO definitely isn't happening. As reported by Vulture, this move to Netflix has effectively killed off Confederate, with sources saying that the pair do not have any projects in development at HBO at this time.
Confederate was to take place in an alternate reality and show the ramifications of a Confederate victory during the American Civil War. It would have been set in a version of America where slavery had not been abolished.
Back in 2017, the show's announcement sparked some controversy, with many arguing that Weiss and Benioff were not the right pair to tackle this subject matter. This past May, HBO programming boss Casey Bloys said that the show was not a priority at the network right now.
Of course, the final season of Game of Thrones was not without controversy too, with some fans petitioning for a different ending. Despite this, the final season went on to earn a record number of Emmy nominations.
Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email [email protected]